Evolution of Roman Artillery – How Powerful Was It?

Ancient Artillery

In this documentary on ancient warfare we look specifically at artillery. We review the evolution of ancient artillery in the west before covering the history of its adoption by the Roman army. Next the documentary turns to the types of torsion artillery from the humble scorpion to the impressive ballistas capable of shooting up to 1 km. Finally we conclude by looking at the historical use of artillery by the Roman army in battle. This sheds light on the historical accuracy of films like Gladiator which often depict massive artillery barrages in combat.

Credit to : Invicta